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Live Music Alternatives To The Super Bowl

By Alexander Hough in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 4, 2010 7:40PM

Photo courtesy of the Chicago Reed Quartet
Maybe you don't like the world's greatest sport or consuming delicious food and drink. Or maybe you just aren't a Saints fan, a Colts fan, or a fan of hypocritical corporate decisions.

Whatever the reason, if you're not planning on watching the Super Bowl this Sunday, here are some great alternatives:

  • Chicago Reed Quartet

    Oboist Tim Sawyier, clarinetist Cory Tiffin, saxophonist Masahito Sugihara, and bassoonist Jason Carlson play a sweet program featuring music by Prokofiev, Bartók, Chopin, Ligeti, Gershwin, Ravel, and others. Great music, great musicians, and it only costs $4.
    3:00 p.m., Southport Performing Arts Conservatory & Entertainment, 3433-35 W Peterson, $4

  • Music of the Baroque plays Mozart's "Requiem"

    Full disclosure: Sunday's performance in Evanston is sold out., but there are still a few tickets left to Friday's performance at Harris Theater. Act fast and see this rarely-performed final work by the great composer. His Symphony No. 29 is also on the program.
    Friday at 7:30 p.m., Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph, $30-$75; Sunday at 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 516 Church, Evanston, sold out

  • Mose Allison

    The famed jazz vocalist/pianist is settling in at the Jazz Showcase for four days starting tonight. The legend's trio plays a pair of sets on Sunday, his final day in town.
    8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Thursday - Saturday, 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth, $20